The BEST episodes of Sliders

Every episode of Sliders ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Sliders!

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home?

Last Updated: 9/2/2022Network: FOX
The Exodus (1)
344 votes

#1 - The Exodus (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/21/1997

Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

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Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome
401 votes

#2 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/3/1996

The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

Directors: Adam Nimoy
Watch Now:Amazon
The Exodus (2)
378 votes

#3 - The Exodus (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/28/1997

Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

Directors: Jefery Levy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
409 votes

#4 - Eggheads

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/26/1995

On a world where being smart is the equivalent of being a sports star, Quinn is a popular college athlete and finds his double had underhanded dealings with gangsters. Meanwhile, Arturo discovers his late wife is alive on this world and tries for reconciliation after learning she is pressing for divorce.

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Rules of the Game
322 votes

#5 - Rules of the Game

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/1996

The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.

Directors: Oscar L. Costo
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Net Worth
222 votes

#6 - Net Worth

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/1999

A sliding mishap separates the Sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.

Directors: Paul Lynch
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pilot (1)
841 votes

#7 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/22/1995

While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.

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Love Gods
460 votes

#8 - Love Gods

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/8/1996

On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.

Directors: John McPherson
Watch Now:Amazon
The King is Back
346 votes

#9 - The King is Back

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/10/1995

Rembrandt has arrived on his dream world, where his double is as popular as Elvis, but has been dead for eight years. As Rembrandt gets to enjoy the fame he's long since wanted, an old enemy plots to make sure he disappears for good.

Directors: Vern Gillum
Watch Now:Amazon
Murder Most Foul
268 votes

#10 - Murder Most Foul

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/3/1997

On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Summer of Love
361 votes

#11 - Summer of Love

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/19/1995

The Sliders are separated on a world where the Hippie movement of the sixties is still alive and the US is at war with Australia. Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets at a commune, while Quinn and Arturo race to fix a broken timer and rejoin the others.

Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Gillian of the Spirits
469 votes

#12 - Gillian of the Spirits

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/15/1996

A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

Directors: Paris Barclay
Watch Now:Amazon
Last Days
445 votes

#13 - Last Days

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/1995

The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.

Directors: Michael Keusch
Watch Now:Amazon
Double Cross
360 votes

#14 - Double Cross

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1996

On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

Directors: Richard Compton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
366 votes

#15 - Invasion

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/28/1996

The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

Directors: Richard Compton
Watch Now:Amazon
Season's Greedings
282 votes

#16 - Season's Greedings

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/20/1996

On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

Directors: Richard Compton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
301 votes

#17 - Slidecage

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/27/1998

When Quinn and Colin finally access the coordinates to their home, the Sliders expect it to be their last slide. Instead, they arrive inside a security compound on a barren world, where humans and Kromaggs are fighting for survival.

Directors: Jerry O'Connell
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
480 votes

#18 - Fever

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/29/1995

On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.

Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Watch Now:Amazon
The Weaker Sex
369 votes

#19 - The Weaker Sex

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/3/1995

The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

Directors: Vern Gillum
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State of the A.R.T.
334 votes

#20 - State of the A.R.T.

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/1996

The Sliders land on a world where the human race was wiped out by robots. Quinn and Rembrandt are captured by the robot's demented creator and are going to be used in a mind-transfer experiment.

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Dead Man Sliding
303 votes

#21 - Dead Man Sliding

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/1996

On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.

Directors: Richard Compton
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Slide by Wire
262 votes

#22 - Slide by Wire

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/18/1999

The Sliders accidentally slide out with Maggie's double, leaving Maggie stranded on an American military base where deadly experiments are performed on pilots. Meanwhile, the Sliders arrive on a world that outlaws technology.

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Mother and Child
264 votes

#23 - Mother and Child

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/7/1998

The Sliders discover a woman escaping from a Kromagg breeder camp and take her to her Earth, where an anti-Kromagg virus proves deadly for her half-Kromagg son.

Directors: Helaine Head
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Other Slide of Darkness
302 votes

#24 - The Other Slide of Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/11/1997

The Sliders track Rickman to a superstitious town. Their search is further complicated when Quinn and Maggie are captured by natives living in a mysterious fog. There, Quinn runs into someone from his past – himself.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
273 votes

#25 - Asylum

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/17/1998

On a world raided by Kromaggs for natural resources, Rembrandt falls in love with a doctor who can save a critically injured Quinn. Problem is, Maggie learns this doctor collaborated with the Kromaggs and is on the run from the British secret service.

Directors: Michael Miller
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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